Category Archives: Dominic Ongwen ICC

New Paper! Taking the Opportunity: Prosecutorial Opportunism and Case Selection at the International Criminal Court

What determines which individuals the International Criminal Court (ICC) targets for prosecution — and which ones escape the Court’s scrutiny? This is a question that has concerned virtually everyone interested in international criminal law and justice. The cases that the … Continue reading

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Between Disdain and Dependency — Uganda’s Controversial Place in the ICC-Africa Relationship

This article was written for a symposium, organized by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, entitled “Africa vs the ICC: Searching for an Exit Strategy”. I encourage all readers to check out the other submissions, including those by ICC Judge Cuno … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Speaks on the Trial of Dominic Ongwen

This is the final post in JiC’s symposium on the trial of Dominic Ongwen and the prosecution of former child soldiers. Disclaimer: this is not a real press release. For a list of the posts written to date, please see … Continue reading

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Shifting Narratives: Ongwen and Lubanga on the Effects of Child Soldiering

JiC is thrilled to welcome Mark A. Drumbl for this penultimate post in our symposium on the trial of Dominic Ongwen and the prosecution of former child soldiers. Mark is the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law & Director, … Continue reading

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We Need to Talk About Ongwen: The Plight of Victim-Perpetrators at the ICC

Barrie Sander continues our symposium on the trial of Dominic Ongwen and the prosecution (or in this case, defence) of former child soldiers. Barrie is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). His research … Continue reading

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There is Nothing Extraordinary about the Prosecution of Dominic Ongwen

JiC’s symposium on the trial of Dominic Ongwen and the prosecution of child soldiers continues with this contribution by Alex Whiting. Alex is a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School where he focuses on international and domestic prosecution issues. He … Continue reading

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What Counts against Ongwen – Effectiveness at the Price of Efficiency?

Danya Chaikel joins JiC for this fourth installment in our ongoing symposium on the trial of Dominic Ongwen and the prosecution of child soldiers. Danya is a lawyer and independent legal consultant specialising in international criminal law and human rights. … Continue reading

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The Ongwen Trial and the Struggle for Justice in Northern Uganda

Rosebell Kagumire joins JiC for the second installation in our ongoing symposium on Dominic Ongwen and the prosecution of child soldiers. Rosebell is a Ugandan journalist, communications specialist, public speaker and award-winning blogger. She has over 10 years experience working … Continue reading

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Rupturing Official Histories in the Trial of Dominic Ongwen

Continuing our symposium on the trial of Dominic Ongwen and the prosecution of child soldiers, Adam Branch joins JiC for this piece on how the Ongwen trial fits within the dominant narratives of the war. Adam is a Lecturer in … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Dominic Ongwen, Child Soldier and LRA Commander

In the first piece for JiC’s symposium on The Dominic Ongwen Trial and the Prosecution of Child Soldiers, Ledio Cakaj joins JiC for this fascinating account of the life of LRA commander and former child soldier, Dominic Ongwen. Ledio is … Continue reading

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